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Gershun, Boris Lʹvovich, 1870-1954

Included are Gershun's manuscript memoirs, entitled "Vospominanii︠a︡ russkogo advokata" (843 p.), covering the 1890s to 1918; manuscripts and typescript of a work entitled "Essai sur la Profession dʹAdvocat"; a letter; two printed items which concern Gershun, and some newspaper clippings.

Vitte, S. I︠U︡., graf (Sergeĭ I︠U︡lʹevich), 1849-1915

Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and subject files of Witte. The correspondents include Ivan S. Aksakov, Tsar Aleksander III, Tsar Nicholas II, Konstantin P. Pobedonost︠s︡ev, I︠U︡riĭ Samarin, Lev N. Tolstoĭ and Kaiser Wilhelm II. The manuscripts, which constitute over half of the collection, consist of Witte's memoirs and of his work on the Russo-Japanese War, and include a signed typescript essay by Lev N. Tolstoĭ. The photographs depict the signing of the Portsmouth Treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War (Portsmouth, N.H.). The subject files, which are primarily typescript copies of documents, refer to such topics as the various assassination attempts on the tsars, questions of agrarian reform, relations with Germany, and the siege of Port Arthur. There is also a framed pen and ink drawing depicting an event in Witte's public career.